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Fewer Book Titles Published in Iceland

Last year, 704 books were published in Iceland but this year the titles will be 10 percent fewer, or 638, mbl.is reports. That makes 501 persons per book. The most important time for Icelandic book publishers is coming up, the jólabókaflóð, or ‘Christmas book flood.’

Of the titles published this year, non-fiction and art books number 172, fiction, both translations and by Icelandic writers, 170, while 107 books fall into the categories: history, food and drink, and biography.

The biggest category is children’s books; 189 books will be published in Iceland for the youngest generation this year.

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